15 Nov 2012

Felix and eaton win Jesse Owens awards

1:16 pm on 15 November 2012

Sprinter Allyson Felix and decathlete Ashton Eaton have been named the winners of the 2012 Jesse Owens Award, the sport's highest annual accolade in the USA.

It's the fourth time Felix has won the award.

Both athletes won Olympic gold in London, while Eaton also set a world record this year.

In London, Felix became the first woman since Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games.

Felix won individual Olympic gold in the 200 metres and won gold on the 4 x 400 Relay and in the World record setting 4 x 100 Relay.